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Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary

Binog Mountain Quail Wildlife Sanctuary

Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Uttaranchal. Established in 1993, it covers an area of 3.4 sq km and lies at an elevation of 2,500 m in Binog forest. The sanctuary lies close to Mussoorie.

The forest is surrounded with forests of pine, oak and flowering shrubs. Herbivores, carnivores, primates, reptiles and avi-fauna are found here. Mountain Quail, believed to the extinct now, was last spotted in this part in 1876. Trekking and mountaineering are also arranged.

This region is the catchments of the Aglar River, a tributary of the Yamuna. It offers panoramic views of snow peaks like Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch. Nearby interesting destinations are Jharipani, Jwalaji Temple, Dhobi Ghat and Cloud End Forest Resort.

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is at Dehradun. It is well connected by road with Mussoorie and Dehradun. The entry point in Binog Block is from Dhobhi Ghat, which is on the MussoorieĖKempty road.

Updated on 2nd June, 2015
District: Dehradun
Location: Mussoorie    


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